JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Maiden name inconsistencies #general

Elaine Bush <erbush@...>

I wonder if others have come across this. Everyone in my family says that
great grandmother Fruma's maiden name was SCHNEIDER. SCHNEIDER is also
listed on two SS applications as the maiden name of mother Fruma. However,
birth records >from Latvia of Fruma's children list her maiden name as KIRSNER.

Now I have come across another example. According to US records, Etta's
maiden name was ZABOK or something relatively close. Her birth data on the
ALD confirms this. However, her marriage record lists her maiden name as
LESEM. There are a few more details, but this is the gist of it.

Any thoughts?

Elaine Bush
Pleasant Hill, CA

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